Located in the center of the hills of the Serra de Sintra, you will find Sintra which is a picturesque village. Thanks to its cooler climate, the nobility decided to settle there and built palaces, residences and extravagant gardens.
The diversity of historic buildings and the wonderful landscapes make Sintra one of the best tourist destinations, as well as the most popular complementary trip from Lisbon.
Sintra is a relatively small city but full of historical monuments and interesting tourist attractions. In the historical center of this beautiful city there are cobbled streets, full of shops and traditional cafes. In Sintra you can visit the National Palace in Gothic style and it was used for centuries by the nobility.
The Castle of the Moors is an old ruined castle dating from the Moorish era. It has been partially restored to become a central element of the Pena Palace. From the walls of this castle one can observe incredible landscapes of Sintra and the surrounding region. As mentioned above, the Pena Palace should be visited as well. A remarkable and colorful monument, this palace is located on one of the highest points of Sintra. The interior of this palace was preserved to show how it lived in 1910, a time when the nobility took refuge.
In addition to these monuments, you can also visit the Quinta da Regaleira, the Palace of Seteais and the Monserrate Palace. The first is a decorative mansion where the main attraction is the gardens. The gardens of this mansion have a mythical symbolism and some secret features like tunnels, gothic towers and walls of fortified stone. The Palace of Seteais respects the romantic architecture and has been converted into a luxurious hotel and the Monserrate Palace has beautiful carved details.
Venture through Sintra and discover a city of incredible beauty.